In fact, I’ve been admiring the Classroom Friendly Supplies pencil sharpener on all the teacher blogs lately. I read wonderful things about this sharpener, and I hoped it could live up to the hype. So when the new sharpener arrived on my doorstep, I couldn’t wait to put it to the test!
Set-up was quick. First I found a location for the sharpener. Then I clamped it down and tightened it. The sharpener also works well without securing the clamp; simply apply pressure to the top while sharpening.
Operating the Sharpener
Using the sharpener was super easy. I simply pinched the two black levers together, slid the pencil in place, and turned the handle.
When the pencil point is sharp, the sharpener stops feeding the pencil into the blades. Therefore, you can't over sharpen or grind down the pencil.
I love this feature! My students will stand at the sharpener forever sharpening a brand new pencil down to an itty bitty nub. This sharpener prevents that. :)
I tried it out on the traditional pencils and it worked perfectly. The pencils sharpened quickly (and quietly). Take a look at those points. Sharp. Seriously sharp!
Quality pencils sharpened easily in this device, but I bet you are wondering how it will do on those cheap foil and plastic wrapped pencils that students often use. So I put it to the test, and it passed with flying colors.
The Classroom Friendly Sharpener gets straight A's from me. If you're in search of a sharpener that really works, check out Classroom Friendly Supplies. This is the only pencil sharpener I have ever loved!